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Prep Softball: KMS takes 2 from MACCRAY

CLARA CITY -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg took a pair of close games against MACCRAY in Camden North Conference softball action on Tuesday.

The Fighting Saints (6-0, 6-2) won the opener 6-3, then capped the sweep with a 5-4 win over the Wolverines (0-2, 1-3).

Game One


KMS scored all six of its runs in the fifth inning. Sarah Carlson and Briane Baker drove in two runs each for the Fighting Saints. Carlson finished 2-for-4 with both hits doubles.

Ashley Forstrom was 3-for-3, for the Wolverines with a double and three RBI. Brandi Bodin was 2-for-3.

Sam Dunn went the distance for the win. She gave up seven hits and three runs, while walking two and striking out two.

MACCRAY 100 200 0 -- 3 7 2

KMS 000 060 x -- 6 5 0

HITTING - MACCRAY: Brandi Bodin 2-for-3; Ashley Forstrom 3-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Ashley Trulock 1-for-2; Steph Tulibaski 1-for-3 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Sarah Carlson 2-for-4, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Briane Baker 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Nikki Pedersen 1-for-3; Demi Young 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- MACCRAY: Bethany Hultgren (L) 4-2-2-2-4-3, Ashley Trulock 2-3-4-4-0-3 ... Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Sam Dunn (W) 7-7-3-3-2-2

Game Two


Briane Baker doubled in two runs in the top of the seventh inning and KMS held on as MACCRAY scored twice in its half of the seventh on a two-run single by Moranda Zimmer, but was unable to push the tying run across.

Eric Haglund was the winning pitcher, giving up six hits and four runs. She walked two and struck out one.

KMS 200 010 2 -- 5 8 0

MACCRAY 200 000 2 -- 4 6 2

HITTING - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Sarah Carlson 1-for-4; Bailey Carlson 1-for-4; Briane Baker 2-for-4, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Nikki Pedersen 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Demi Young 1-for-1; Amy Neal 1-for-4, rbi ... MACCRAY: Brandi Bodin 1-for-3; Ashley Forstrom 1-for-3; Caylee Hagemeyer 1-for-2, rbi; Steph Tulibaski 2-for-3, rbi; Moranda Zimmer 1-for-1, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Erin Haglund (W) 7-6-4-4-2-1 ... MACCRAY: Alicia Koenen (L) 4Xc-4-3-3-1-3, Ashley Trulock 2Zc-4-3-1-2-2

West Central North

New London-Spicer 5, St. Cloud Cathedral 3

(9 innings) -- This was a battle of unbeatens at the top of the league. With two outs in the top of the ninth, New London-Spicer's Brianna Jacobson doubled home Jenna Moritz, who had singled leading off, and then Jacobson added insurance when she scored on Erika Norris's third hit of the game.

Jessica Rosendahl blanked St. Cloud Cathedral in the bottom of the frame for a complete game. She gave up seven hits with five walks and 11 strikeouts.

Norris also slugged a two-run homer in the second.

Moritz finished with two hits for NLS (6-0, 6-0).

Emily Ruegemer went the distance, allowing seven hits and a one walk, but the Crusaders (5-1, 6-1) lost for the first time.

NL-Spicer 020 010 002 -- 5 7 1

SC Cathedral 100 020 000 -- 3 7 1

HITTING - New London-Spicer: Jenna Moritz 2-for-4, Brianna Jacobson 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Erika Norris 3-for-4, 3b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi, 2 runs; Allison Ruter 1-for-3, Emily Imdieke 1-for-1 ... St. Cloud Cathedral: Kendra Magaard 2-for-4, solo HR; Katelyn Ley 1-for-4, Lauren Hagen 1-for-5, Leah Gross 1-for-5, 2b; Marie Imholte 1-for-4, Jodi Pfannenstein 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer: Jessica Rosendahl (9) 9-7-3-3-5-11 ... St. Cloud Cathedral: Emily Ruegemer (L) 9-7-5-4-1-6

Game One

Dawson-Boyd 12, TMB 2

Kelsey Jurgenson went 3-for-3 with a double and a three-run home run in the fourth inning to lead the Blackjacks.

Kendra Lindblad pitched all six innings, allowing two unearned runs and two hits for the win.

Mariah Kuhlmann added a double and a triple.

Tracy-MB 101 000 -- 2 2 3

Dawson-Boyd 100 911 -- 12 13 5

HITTING - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Lenertz 1-for-2; Hebig 1-for-3 ... Dawson-Boyd: Kelsey Jurgenson 3-for-4, 2b, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Kristen Lee 1-for-4, 2b; Mariah Kuhlmann 2-for-4, 2b, 3b; Kendra Lindblad 1-for-3, 2b; Elle Weber 2-for-3, 2b; Danielle Strand 2-for-2; McKenzie Franzky 1-for-3; Stephanie Nevins 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Kayla Daniels (L) 6-13-12-*-0-3 ... Dawson-Boyd: Kendra Lindblad (W) 6-2-2-0-7-7

Game Two

Dawson-Boyd 7, TMB 5

Elle Weber's double in the eighth inning broke a 5-5 tie.

Kristen Lee had two hits and double for Dawson-Boyd (3-3, 6-4). Lindblad picked up her second complete-game win of the day, allowing five unearned runs on four hits. She struck out nine and walked three.

Dawson-Boyd 013 100 02 -- 7 6 8

Tracy-MB 202 001 00 -- 5 4 6

HITTING - Dawson-Boyd: Kelsey Jurgenson 1-for-5, rbi; Kristen Lee 2-for-4, 2b; Mariah Kuhlmann 1-for-4; Kendra Lindblad 1-for-4, 3b; Elle Weber 1-for-3, 2b, rbi ... Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Johnson 1-for-3; Lanoue 1-for-4; Hanson 1-for-3; Wilking 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Dawson-Boyd: Kendra Lindblad (W) 8-4-5-0-3-9 ... Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Brittany Larson (L) 8-6-7-*-0-4